Universal quantum computers offer us the opportunities to implement novel quantum matter far away from equilibrium states. There has been remarkable progress in our understanding of the non-ergodic and long-lived quantum systems in recent years, including many-body localization (MBL) and prethermalization systems. Here we summarize the theory of quantum thermodynamics and experimental progress on the long-lived quantum phases, and discuss how to achieve novel quantum matter which has never been designed before.
Qihao Guo is currently a research assistant in Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) and works as a theorist in Superconducting Circuit Group. His research interest includes novel quantum matter, quantum computation and simulation, quantum network and many-body physics.